Ron Katz

Co-Founder, Institute of Sports Law and Ethics

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Ron Katz is a sports lawyer who is of counsel at GCA Law Partners in Mountain View, CA. Among other matters, he represented 2000 retired NFL players who won a $28,100,000 verdict against their union and he represented football great Jim Brown in his case against Electronic Arts about the Madden Video game.

Ron is Chair Emeritus and a co-founder of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at University of the Pacific. He has recently co-authored the book Sport, Ethics and Leadership with fellow PCA Supporter Jack Bowen and an article for the Stanford Law & Policy Review entitled "Changing Sex/Gender Roles and Sport."

He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School; an M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a B.A. from New York University.

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